I love selling on eBay for so many reasons! I am always researching new stuff and learning about new people and new things. This week I had a bunch of vintage leather craft booklets and etc to list. they are really cool looking and almost makes me want to take up working with leather. Anyway, here is some of the information my research turned up. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did. The information below is from Wikipedia:
His wife Ann (June 30, 1924 – June 10, 2004) was a collaborator on many of his books, as well as a collaborator on the leather projects used to illustrate the books. They lived on a ranch in Canada and wrote many of the instruction books still used today to teach people to work with leather.
Al Stohlman began working with leather during World War II while stationed in the Pacific. He and his friends made their own punching and carving tools from nails. Many years later, Al set up his own line of tools; 'Al Stohlman brand' leatherworking tools and hardware are still available from leather supply stores.Some of the Stohlmans' work is memorialized at the Tandy Leather "Al Stohlman Museum" in Fort Worth, Texas